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Thursday, Oct. 25
‘‘Pinocchio” will be presented at 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday, and 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo. Call 301-320-6668 or visit www.thepuppetco.org.
NSO Celebrations! will be held noon to 4 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, 7931 Connecticut Ave., featuring four days of design, entertaining ideas, and shopping opportunities, including seminars with designers. Call 202-416-8148 or visit www.kennedy-center.org⁄celebrations.
NARFE Chapter 260 will meet at 1 p.m. at Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Susan Soderburg, historian and freelance writer, will speak on the Civil War in Montgomery County. Call Bob Ford at 301-572-1991, or e-mail FORDAB@aol.com.
AARP Widowed Persons Service support group will meet 2-4 p.m. at Leland Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane. Call 301-652-2249.
Halloween ‘‘Eye Spy” train ride takes place from 6-9 p.m. at Cabin John Regional Park, 7410 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda. For children 8 and under. Cost: $5 or $4 with a can of food. Call 301-469-7835 or visit www.cabinjohntrain.com.
Ladies Night Out will be held 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Ohr Kodesh, 8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase. Holiday shop, desserts, beverages and more. $20. Call 301-589-3880 or e-mail email@example.com.
Friday, Oct. 26
Baby Signs Playgroup will meet 11-11:45 a.m. at Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave. Playgroup features songs and stories with signs. All ages welcome. RSVP requested. Call Trish Stone at 301-946-2486, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contra Dance, Friday Night Dancers Halloween fundraiser, takes place 7-11:30 p.m. in the Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Call 301-634-2222 or e-mail email@example.com.
Montgomery County Historical Society‚ In Search of Ghosts tour takes place 7:30-8:15 p.m. at Old Baptist Cemetery, Route 28 and West Montgomery Avenue, Rockville. The 90-minute tours start every 15 minutes. For ages 9 and up, $15, $10 MCHS members. Call for prepaid reservations, 301-340-2825.
Saturday, Oct. 27
Montgomery County Community Service Day will be held 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. To view volunteer projects and sign up on-line visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov⁄volunteer. Projects may also be done on Sunday. Call 240-777-2600.
Community Flu Clinic will be held 9 a.m. to noon at Suburban Hospital Lambert Building, 8710 Old Georgetown Road. Pneumonia shots also available. No appointment necessary. If not billed to Medicare⁄Medicaid, flu shot is $33; pneumonia vaccine is $50. Call 301-696-6507 or visit http:⁄⁄www.suburbanhospital.org⁄Classes⁄.
ASCE Toastmasters Club meets at 9:20 a.m. at Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd. Call Bernard Gogel at 703-524-8038, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Montgomery County section of the National Council of Negro Women will hold its 10th Annual Inspirational Brunch 10 a.m. to 1p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Call P. Bradley or K. Whitley at 301-770-3638.
Discovery Creek Children Weekend Nature Programs are held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Sunday at Discovery Creek in the Stable at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., $5, free for members and children under 2. Call 202-337-5111 or visit www.discoverycreek.org.
Recovery, Inc. mental health support group meets at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville. Call 301-949-1327, or visit www.recovery-inc.org.
Montgomery County Humane Society Mobile Adoption Unit will be open 1-4 p.m. at MacArthur Pet Shop, 4611 Sangamore Road, Bethesda Call 240-453-9403, or visit www.mchumane.org.
Sunday, Oct. 28
B’nai Israel Congregation Holiday Gift and Craft Fair will be held 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at B’nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road Rockville. Call 301-881-6550.
Community Health Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at B’nai Israel, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville. Sponsored by B’nai Israel Men’s Club and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, the fair will offer many types of screenings, flu shots and ask-the-doctor sessions. Free.
Cabin John Park VFD Open House takes place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the station, 8001 River Road, Bethesda. Check out the fire engines, ambulances, rescue boats and fire fighter equipment. Call Rick Burdette at 240-372-8655, or visit www.cjpvfd.com.
Hadassah Book and Author Luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Authors of ‘‘Notes From a Minor Key”, ‘‘Terror” and ‘‘Merchant of Death” will hold a question and answer session. $100 including lunch. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Call Greater Washington Area Chapter of Hadassah at 301-585-7772, or visit www.dchadassah.org.
Guitar Instructor Gina Biver’s ensemble SPLASH will perform at 1 p.m. at Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Free. Call 301-348-3840 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Landon Symphonette will perform at 5 p.m. at Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Concert is especially suitable for children. Adults $18, seniors $15, students free. Contact Sue Robinson 301-320-1090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Songs from Chernovitz performed by singer-songwriter Asya Vaisman and musician Pete Rushefsky is held at 7:30 p.m. at Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Cost $5, $3 members. Call 301-348-3840, or e-mail email@example.com.
Monday, Oct. 29
Literacy Council of Montgomery County volunteer tutors training session will be held 10 a.m. to noon at the Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave. Registration required. Call 301-610-0030 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scrabble Club meets 3-4:30 p.m. at Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave. All levels welcome. Call 240-773-9520.
Discussion with New York Times columnist David Brooks starts at 7:30 p.m. at Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave. Call Jennie Fogarty at 301-656-2797.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Tiny Tot Tuesday will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. For ages 4 and under. Cost $5. Call 301-320-6668, or visit www.thepuppetco.org.
Living Well for people with cancer and their caregivers will meet 1-2:30 p.m. at The Wellness Community, 54330 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 100, Bethesda. Call 301-493-5002 or e-mail email@example.com.
Haunted Tea Party will be held at 1 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Pianist Fran Hrastar & The Tea Time Players will perform. Cost $25 prepaid reservation. Call 301-581-5108 or visit www.strathmore.org.
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes annual gala featuring Hootie and the Blowfish will be held at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane. Buffet reception at 5:45 p.m., program at 7:30. Ticket prices begin at $175. Call 301-984-3839, or visit www.jfgh.org.
IB Diploma Information Night to learn about open admissions IB Diploma Program available to B-CC cluster students will be held at 7 p.m. at B-CC High School, 4301 East West Highway, Bethesda. Contact Beth Groeneman 240-497-6329 or Beth_A_Groeneman@mcpsmd.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Kensington Park Moms Club will meet at 10:15 a.m. at Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington. Halloween party, children should come in costume. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kensingtonparkmoms.com
Fall Conservatory Tour will be held 2-3 p.m. at Brookside Gardens Conservatory, 1500 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Reservations required through parkpass.org. Course number 43355. Free. Call 301-962-1400.